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Kaine and Stewart square off in first debate


HOT SPRINGS, Va. (AP) — The two major party candidates in Virginia's U.S. Senate race are set to square off in their first debate.

From trails to exhibits, parks aim to increase accessibility


CAVE CITY, Ky. (AP) — David Allgood and Tom Stokes glide up a slight incline to the wooden platform overlooking the Green River at Mammoth Cave National Park. From there, they watch through a glass panel as the Kentucky park's lone ferry…


VP Pence set to headline Georgia rally in governor's race


ATLANTA (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is set to headline a rally in Georgia in support of Secretary of State Brian Kemp's bid for governor.

Long after hurricane, unearthed bodies remain unidentified


GOLDSBORO, N.C. (AP) — It was Father's Day when Larry Monk got the frantic call from his sister: Their father's burial vault was missing from its place in the cemetery.


The Latest: Boat victims mourned


BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly tourist boat accident in Missouri (all times local):; 9:35 p.m. About 300 people gathered in a parking lot outside a tourism business to remember the 17 people killed when one of its duck boats…


AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week


Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.


Man suspected of shooting officer found, killed by police


HONOLULU (AP) — A man suspected of gunning down a Hawaii police officer was killed during a shootout with officers Friday after a three-day search across the Big Island, authorities said.


The Latest: Hawaii mayor: Wounded officer will survive


HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on the search for a suspect who allegedly shot and killed a Hawaii police officer (all times local):; 5:15 p.m. Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim says a police officer wounded in a Friday shootout with a man…

Tornado stuns Iowa town but residents say they'll rebuild


MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — With the scope of the devastation still sinking in, business owners and residents of the central Iowa city of Marshalltown on Friday began picking up bricks from collapsed buildings, dragging away downed trees and…

Hundreds at vigils mourn victims of Branson boat accident


BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri town known for its country shows and entertainment mourned Friday after 17 people — including nine from one family — were killed when a tourist boat sank on churning water in a sudden storm.

Hillary Clinton to appear at Central Park summer festival


NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Clinton will be part of a star-studded lineup at a summer festival in New York's Central Park.

WWII hero's lost Purple Heart returned to his family


NEW YORK (AP) — A lost Purple Heart medal has been returned to the family of a New York City sailor who died trying to rescue shipmates after his Navy vessel was attacked by a German submarine during World War II.


Man suspected of shooting and killing Hawaii officer during traffic stop dies in police shootout, authorities say


HONOLULU (AP) — Man suspected of shooting and killing Hawaii officer during traffic stop dies in police shootout, authorities say.

State regulators strip ex-USC dean of medical license


LOS ANGELES (AP) — California's medical board has revoked the license of the former dean of the University of Southern California's medical school who was accused of using drugs and partying with prostitutes.


NYC prepares sandbags to barricade steam-pipe blast site


NEW YORK (AP) — New York City had sandbags at the ready Friday night to barricade the site of a Manhattan steam-pipe explosion against possible heavy rains that could complicate the cleanup of asbestos-laced debris.

The Latest: Horse races cancelled in North Texas due to heat


NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on the heat wave spreading across the southern U.S. (all times local):; 8:05 p.m. A forecast of excessive heat this weekend has prompted the cancellation of the weekend's racing at a North Texas thoroughbred…

Alabama attorney, company official convicted in bribery case


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A prominent Alabama attorney and a coal company executive were convicted Friday on federal charges involving bribery of a state lawmaker.

Grandfather arrested after California boy shoots cousin, 2


SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A 4-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his 2-year-old cousin Friday at a home in Southern California and deputies arrested the victim's grandfather for allegedly leaving the gun where the kids could…

Latest: Grandfather arrested after boy, 4, shoots cousin, 2


SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting death of a 2-year-old California girl (all times local):; 5:50 p.m. Authorities have arrested the grandfather of a 2-year-old girl accidentally shot and killed by her 4-year-old…

Investigators identify truck that dropped rock, killing boy


ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A construction company halted work on an Alaska highway south of Anchorage after a rock fell from a truck, struck a car and killed an 8-year-old boy inside.


Former assembly speaker: 'I pray I will not die in prison'


NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver on Friday begged for mercy at his sentencing next week on corruption charges, telling a judge that he is filled with shame and prays he will not die in prison.

The Latest: Contractor stops work where rock killed boy


ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on the death of an Alaska boy struck by a rock that fell from a truck (all times local):; 4 p.m. An Alaska contractor has halted reconstruction work on a highway where a rock fell from a truck and killed…

WW2 soldier is buried in California 74 years after battle


RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Nearly 74 years after he was killed in a ferocious World War II battle, Staff Sgt. David Rosenkrantz has been laid to rest in Southern California.

Minneapolis to release police shooting video by end of July


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis' mayor says body camera video of a fatal police shooting of a black man will be released by the end of July.

The Latest: Iowa governor issues disaster proclamation


DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on the swarm of destructive tornadoes that swept through central Iowa (all times local):; 6 p.m. Iowa's governor has issued a disaster proclamation for four counties hit by tornadoes.


Bush's former doctor fatally shot while biking near hospital


HOUSTON (AP) — A cardiologist who once treated former President George H.W. Bush was fatally shot by a fellow bicyclist Friday while riding through a Houston medical complex, and police were trying to determine if the shooting was random…

US presses China and Russia to enforce sanctions on NKorea


UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States on Friday welcomed the U.N. Security Council's united support for the fully verified denuclearization of North Korea and pressed China and Russia to strictly enforce U.N. sanctions to get Pyongyang…

Judge: 'Great progress' reuniting families split at border


SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge on Friday applauded Trump administration efforts to meet a deadline to reunite more than 2,500 children with their families after they were separated at the border.

The Latest: Doctor fatally shot while on bike treated Bush


HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of a doctor as he rode his bike. (all times local):; 4:10 p.m. Houston police say a cardiologist who once treated former President George H.W. Bush was fatally shot as he rode his bicycle through…

White nationalist pleads to charges stemming from rally


CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — White nationalist Christopher Cantwell has pleaded guilty to two charges stemming from a torch-lit rally at the University of Virginia last summer.